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    take time off work

    Teacher, is this sentence OK?

    I would like to take time off work the week of August 20th (5 days). If this is not possible, may I take the week of August 27th instead. I wait for your approval.

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    Re: take time off work

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, is this sentence OK?

    I would like to take time off work in the week of August 20th (5 days). If this is not possible, I would like to take the week off starting August 27th instead. I look forward to hearing from you.
    This is how I would have written it. I'm not a teacher, so perhaps a teacher or a native speaker can confirm whether my corrections are OK (or whether the original message was fine as it was.)

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    Re: take time off work

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, is this sentence OK?

    I would like to take time off work the week of August 20th (5 days). If this is not possible, may I take the week of August 27th instead. I wait for your approval.
    It's OK as posted. But you could also say, "I await your response". To use "approval" with two possibilities would not be clear.

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    Re: take time off work

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
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    This is how I would have written it. I'm not a teacher, so perhaps a teacher or a native speaker can confirm whether my corrections are OK (or whether the original message was fine as it was.)
    Assuming that the work week is Monday through Friday and the statement specifies 5 days, it would not be necessary to use "in" for the work week.

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    Re: take time off work

    You should give your boss an explanation of why you need time off work and to say that you will set it against your holiday entitlement or take it unpaid.

    Rover

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